APM 2014 project management awards celebrated in London



Magnox and CCG do the double as Shell wins top company award

4 November 2014 – London, UK – The Association for Project Management (APM) announced and celebrated 2014 award winners in London on 3 November 2014. Magnox Ltd and CCG (Scotland) Ltd both did the double at Monday night’s APM Project Management Awards 2014 sponsored by T-Systems, as Shell walked away with the company of the year award.

141104-pmwj29-award-IMAGE1Magnox Ltd’s Steve Walters was named Project Professional of the Year sponsored by Network Rail with the company also picking up Programme of the Year sponsored by Program Framework. The management contractor won it for their Wylfa Extended Generation Programme that enabled Magnox’s largest nuclear power station to continue to safely generate power 21 years longer than its life expectancy.

Ceremony host and Breakfast business reporter Steph McGovern also called CCG (Scotland) Ltd to the stage twice. They collected the Social Project of the Year award sponsored by Project for their regeneration of the Anderston area of Glasgow.

The Scottish construction company also won the Shell HSSE Award for their organisational focus on cultural improvement in health, safety, security and environment performance.

Shell saw off tough competition to claim the coveted Project Management Company of the Year award sponsored by 20|20 Business Insight. The team at Shell developed the organisation, its processes, assurance and people to safely and competitively deliver successful projects across the globe.

The emergency works carried out by Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd on the Dawlish sea wall following the winter storms saw them claim Project of the Year sponsored by QinetiQ. Rebuilding the washed away railway to re-connect the route was critical to the local community, especially as it was all done under the political and media spotlight.

Atkins’ Luke Streeter won Young Project Professional of the Year sponsored by Doosan Babcock for delivering one of the world’s first self-boarding gates at Heathrow’s brand new Terminal 2, known as The Queen’s Terminal.

As the night saw recognition for the profession’s next generation of project management talent, there was also an award for a lifetime of achievement. Dr Lynn Crawford was presented with the Sir Monty Finniston Award for her significant contribution to project management practice, education, and research across the world.

141104-pmwj29-award-IMAGE2Overseas Project of the Year went to Adam Smith International for DFID’s Climate Resilient Infrastructure Development Facility (CRIDF) which is on track to deliver a set of water infrastructure projects to two million people that will improve the lives of Southern Africa’s poorest and most vulnerable citizens.

Miles Shepherd was awarded with the prestigious President’s Medal for his significant achievements in academia and 20 years of active involvement with the International Project Management Association (IPMA). Such an eminent honour is not handed out every year and was personally presented to Miles by APM president Tom Taylor.

The APM Academic Awards, sponsored by BAE Systems, saw Farooq Hakim from BT walk away with the Geoffrey Trimble Award for the best master’s post-graduate dissertation.

Sharon McClements from the University of Ulster was announced as the winner of this year’s Herbert Walton Award. Her PhD dissertation that modelled consultant selection on attributes of trust.

Transport for London’s Jane Slocombe was awarded the Brian Willis Award for the year’s highest mark gained in an APMP: The APM Project Management Qualification exam.

141104-pmwj29-award-IMAGE3The APM Project Management Awards has become the most prestigious night in the professional calendar and has been awarding project management excellence for over 20 years.

Recognising the very best in the profession, winners of the most sought-after trophy have demonstrated the invaluable contribution project management and project professionals make in all sectors of society.

The finalists and winners attract national publicity and a deserved career boost as a result, both at business and at individual level. Those who have walked away with an APM Awards trophy can be proud to claim to be amongst the best project management professionals in the country.

141104-pmwj29-award-IMAGE4Founded in 1972, the APM is a registered charity in the UK with more than 21,000 individual and 540 corporate members. APM’s mission is: “To develop and promote the professional disciplines of project and programme management for the public benefit.”   The APM is dedicated to the development of professional project, programme and portfolio management across all sectors of industry and beyond. APM, with branches throughout the UK and in Hong Kong, is the UK national representative in the International Project Management Association (IPMA). More information at http://www.apm.org.uk/

Source: Association for Project Management